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Tsokye Nyingtik

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6 September 2022

Net of the Illusory Display: The Root Sādhana from the Heart-Essence of the Deathless Lake-Born Vajra

| Sādhanas

revealed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

In 1848, at the age of twenty-eight, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo had a vision in which he was blessed by Guru Rinpoche, who then dissolved into his heart. As a result, the root practice of Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik, the Heart-Essence of the Lake-Born Guru, arose in Khyentse Wangpo’s mind, and he immediately wrote down its activity manual.

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Latest from the Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Sungbum Project

September 2022


Calling the Guru from Afar | Calling the Guru from Afar

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

A practice of calling the guru from afar that invokes the guru in the form of the paṇḍita Vimalamitra. Read text >

Guru Drakpo

Guru Yoga for Pacifying Spirits and Sickness of the Heart | Guru Yoga

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

This simple guru yoga focussing on Guru Drakpo with the master Longsal Dorje at his heart is intended as a means to pacify the harm caused by spirits and to cure sickness of the heart. It was composed in 1957. Read text >

Guru Dewa Chenpo

Bright Lamp for the Profound Path: A Guru Yoga | Guru Yoga

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

This guru yoga, which focuses on Guru Dewa Chenpo, was composed in early 1948 at the request of a young Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929–2011). Read text >

Latest from the Longchen Nyingtik Project

September 2022


The Sealed Quintessence: The Innermost Secret Guru Practice of the Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse | Guru Sādhana

revealed by Jigme Lingpa

The innermost secret guru practice of the Longchen Nyingtik cycle focuses on Longchen Rabjam and is considered an indispensable preliminary to Dzogchen practice. Jigme Lingpa revealed the practice some time around 1761, during his second three-year retreat, then kept it secret for five years. Read text >


Wisdom Essence of the Mighty One: A Daily Practice of Hayagrīva's Play of the Three Realms, from the Ocean of Gathered Teachings of the Awesome Ones | Longchen Nyingtik

by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

This shorter, daily practice is adapted from the full sādhana of Hayagrīva's Play of the Three Realms (rta mgrin khams gsum rol pa), which itself belongs to the Assembly of Awesome Ones (Palchen Düpa) cycle within the Longchen Nyingtik. Read text >

Latest from Samye Translations

September 2022

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

To Nourish Faith: A Brief Account of the Wisdom Deeds of Our Root Guru, the Omnipresent Sovereign Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche | Biography

by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche (b.1951) composed this short biography of his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (1920–1996), following repeated requests from the khenpos, tulkus, vajra masters, and senior monks of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, as well as from disciples at Nagi Gompa, Asura Cave retreat centre, and other Dharma centres. Read text >

Tsokye Nyingtik

Song of the Illusory Display: The Lineage Prayer for the Heart-Essence of the Deathless Lake-Born Vajra | Lineage Prayers

by Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Tayé

Prayer to the lineage of Tsokyé Nyingtik, the secret practice among the Chokling Tersar’s Four Cycles of Guru Yoga (bla sgrub skor bzhi). Read text >


A History of the 'Display of Awakened Activity' Samaya Substances That Liberate Upon Taste and the Two 'Representative' Statues That Liberate Upon Sight | History

revealed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo explains the history and benefits of some sacred substances and two statues of Guru Padmasambhava—the 'representative' images (kutsab) known as Tukjé Ötro and Ngödrup Palbar—that were revealed by Chokgyur Lingpa. Read text >

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September 2022

Green Tara

The Continuous Rain of Blessing: A Supplication for the Sādhana of the Sublime Lady, Tārā | Tārā

by Tsultrim Zangpo

A lineage prayer to accompany the sādhana of Tāra in blue-green form composed by the same author. Read text >

Zenkar Rinpoche

Prayer for the Long Life of Alak Zenkar Rinpoche | Long-Life Prayers

by Do Dasel Wangmo

A three-verse supplication for the longevity of Alak Zenkar Rinpoche (b. 1943), which the author humbly claims is neither elegant nor profound but heartfelt. Read text >


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Highlights from archive


The Ganges Mahāmudrā Instructions | Mahāmudrā

by Tilopa

This well-known and important source for the Mahāmudrā tradition, which is included within the Tengyur (Toh 2303), contains instructions that Tilopa imparted to Nāropa on the banks of the River Ganges. Read text >

Khandro Tsering Chodron

Beautiful String of Jewels: A Heart Advice | Advice

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Jamyang Khyentse offered these words of heart-advice, encapsulating the entire Buddhist path, to Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929–2011), his spiritual consort. Read text >

* Lotsāwa ལོ་ཙཱ་བ་; lo tsā ba n. Title used for native Tibetan translators who worked together with Indian scholars (or paṇḍitas) to translate major buddhist texts into Tibetan from Sanskrit and other Asian languages; it is said to derive from lokacakṣu, literally "eyes of the world". See also paṇḍita.